Yangqin - Chinese Dulcimer

The Yangqin is a trapezoid shaped instrument with hundreds of strings on it. It is hammered with 2 sticks and to produce a ringing tone hence is sometimes known as the hammered dulcimer. The notes are chromatic so technically speaking you can play any kinds of music on it.

Besides being a good accompaniment instrument for other instruments, the yangqin also has lots of exciting and nice sounding solo pieces.

5 Reasons To Learn The Yangqin:
  • Can play chords and notes together
  • Nice and full tone
  • You play it sitting down
  • You are special - only 1, or 2 in an orchestra
  • You do not need to bring it to lesson

Please view a solo performance on the yangqin below:

5 Reasons Not To Learn The Yangqin:
  • It is damn heavy
  • Maintenance and tuning is very tedious
  • It is damn heavy
  • You are bound to hit wrong notes frequently
  • Did I mention it is damn heavy?

Yangqin Learning Progression Chart

Below is a learning progression chart based on the NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination. Those who opt to have a more leisurely and less exam oriented syllabus can let us know and our instructors will plan something that is both fun and rewarding for you..
Beginner Yangqin Lessons

This stage is for Grade 1-3 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 1 repertoire:
拔河 (Ba He), 玩具车 (Wan Ju Che), 老六板 (Lao Liu Ban), Chan Mali Chan

Grade 2 repertoire:
青梅竹马 (Qing Mei Zhu Ma), 小黑猫 (Xiao Hei Mao), 大白鹅 (Da Bai Er), 青蛙与小姑娘 (Qing Wa Yu Xiao Gu Niang)

Grade 3 repertoire:
扑蝴蝶 (Pu Hu Die), 紫竹调 (Zhi Zhu Diao), 波尔卡舞曲 (Bo Er Ka Wu Qu), 童谣 (Tong Yao)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Intermediate Yangqin Lessons

This stage is for Grade 4-6 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).Grade 4 repertoire:
茉莉花 (Mo Li Hua) , 龙虎斗 (Long Hu Dou), 两只老虎 (Liang Zhi Lao Hu), 银河会 (Ying He Hui)

Grade 5 repertoire:
节日的天山 (Jie Ri De Tian Shan), 将军令 (Jiang Jun Ling), 双手开出幸福泉 (Shuang Shou Kai Chu Xing Fu Quan), 美丽的金达莱 (Mei Li De Jin Da Lai)

Grade 6 repertoire:
映山红 (Ying Shan Hong), 春到清江 (Chuan Dao Qing Jiang), 美丽的非洲 (Mei Li De Fei Zhou), 小月儿高 (Xiao Yue Er Gao)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Advanced Yangqin Lessons

This stage is for Grade 7-8 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 7 repertoire:
龙船 (Long Chuan), 离骚 (Li Sao), 晋调 (Jing Diao), 忆事曲 (Yi Shi Qu)

Grade 8 repertoire:
火花 (Huo Hua), 林冲夜奔 (Lin Chong Ye Ben), 思 (Si), 满乡随想曲 (Man Xiang Sui Xiang Qu), 天山诗画 (Tian Shan Shi Hua)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Yangqin Lessons Information

You can opt to take lessons at our studios at CT Hub 2, or at the comforts of your home. Different rates apply.
OUR STUDIO
Location
CT Hub 2
Timing
Your preferred timing
Duration
45 to 60 minutes per session
Fees
1 month = 4 lessons (1 to 1 lesson)

  • Beginner: SGD 171.20 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: SGD 203.30 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 313.87 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: SGD 356.67 (60min)/month
  • One time registration fee: SGD16.05 (Waived for Paypal payment)


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HOME LESSONS
Location
Your preferred location
Timing
Your preferred timing
Duration
45 to 60 minutes per session
Fees
1 month = 4 lessons

  • Beginner: SGD 256.80 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: SGD 288.90 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 399.50 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: SGD 441.60 (60min)/month
  • One time registration fee: SGD16.05 (Waived for Paypal payment)


  • Register now!

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